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How do skins look now?

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    izecsonizecson Posts: 2,875 Member
    I didnt see any blotchiness before, and im playing with uncompressed texture.

    I guess I need my eyes checked.
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    FlyingPotato659FlyingPotato659 Posts: 1,473 Member
    Onverser wrote: »
    Does anyone have a side by side of how the same tone looked on full graphics on a sim before and after the patch? I can see there's still issues but can't really judge what's changed

    @Onverser I found this on twitter, this image might help!


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    CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 4,576 Member
    edited October 2020
    @FlyingPotato659 unfortunately that image does not help, because comparing two low-res images will show blotchiness by default.
    A comparison of uncompressed skin tones needs be done in hi-res or they shouldn’t tweet that nonsense at all.

    ETA: I do want to note that I don’t have a twitter account. I just click on the image. So what I’m seeing may not be what a Twitter user is seeing. 🤔
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    logionlogion Posts: 4,791 Member
    edited October 2020
    Pictures from my laptop (not updated)

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    Pictures from my PC (updated with Oct 6th patch)

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    you can right click these pictures and choose view image in most web browsers if you want to watch the full resolution.
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    BloosmooBloosmoo Posts: 754 Member
    I found one or two skins in game that looked deeper and richer in tone, and the braided hair I love it. I can't find the other updated hair, perhaps I'm not looking hard enough? Can somebody point me in the right direction?
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    CamkatCamkat Posts: 2,329 Member
    @FlyingPotato659 unfortunately that image does not help, because comparing two low-res images will show blotchiness by default.
    A comparison of uncompressed skin tones needs be done in hi-res or they shouldn’t tweet that nonsense at all.

    ETA: I do want to note that I don’t have a twitter account. I just click on the image. So what I’m seeing may not be what a Twitter user is seeing. 🤔

    I have a Twitter account and I can't see anything good or bad in that picture because of that resolution. If that's how the game looks to that user on the regular... they did say the update was for higher graphics settings than that so that comparison is still irrelevant. I'm on PC though, maybe it looks better on mobile.
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    DuvelinaDuvelina Posts: 2,619 Member
    I don't see a single difference. 😅
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    CamkatCamkat Posts: 2,329 Member
    @logion I don't see those splotches in my game, however, they're clear in your pictures and I can't see any difference between the before and after updates. :/

    I wonder what December's update will be like? I'm expecting less now.
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    logionlogion Posts: 4,791 Member
    edited October 2020
    Camkat wrote: »
    @logion I don't see those splotches in my game, however, they're clear in your pictures and I can't see any difference between the before and after updates. :/

    I wonder what December's update will be like? I'm expecting less now.

    I can't see any difference either.

    Some skin tones have less visible splotches, the one in the picture is one of the worst ones. I think how easy it is to see them can depend on your settings for color and brightness on your screen and maybe even your graphics card.
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    CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 4,576 Member
    edited October 2020
    @logion thanks for the clear comparison. All I can see is that the area surrounding the lips seems to be smoother in the latest update, but the reddish patches around the nose and brow are visible in both. Only when you go up real close.
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    Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 2,438 Member
    @logion Yes, thanks for the large comparison pics. I have not updated yet, I was going to take a pic before I did so I could see a before and after. I also use uncompressed texture settings by default. I never get up that close to my sims faces normally to really notice in game, but your pics definitely depicts the texture issue, especially between the eyes on the bridge of the nose. And it's apparent on both the before and after, so I'm not sure what exactly they fixed.
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    MDianaSimsMDianaSims Posts: 4,186 Member
    I did a before/after comparison of the nine darkest skin tones. The overall texture/tone of them has improved, it looks much smoother. The splotches are still there, but (somewhat) diminished.
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    bixtersbixters Posts: 2,299 Member
    I can't see any difference :/ The same blotches are still there.
    I'm surprised the team hasn't addressed this yet...
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    Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 2,438 Member
    @MDianaSims In your side by side screen shots I can tell a little better the differences.

    While the splotchiness is still there, the tone is a little better. Especially on the top 2 dark ones, the update is a teeny tiny bit less "purple-ish" and warmer toned. Although the bottom one I think looked better before, now she looks a little bit like she is jaundiced.
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    comicsforlifecomicsforlife Posts: 9,585 Member
    edited October 2020
    filipomel wrote: »
    The blotchiness can be better seen when the photo has been highly edited.
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    yes but that after doing a lot of stuff to it my skin would look odd to if someone zoomed in and magnified it
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    comicsforlifecomicsforlife Posts: 9,585 Member
    edited October 2020
    Those Sims are beautiful in game
    more for sim kids and more drama please
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    irishdragon7irishdragon7 Posts: 124 Member
    edited October 2020
    MDianaSims wrote: »
    I did a before/after comparison of the nine darkest skin tones. The overall texture/tone of them has improved, it looks much smoother. The splotches are still there, but (somewhat) diminished.
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    Thank you so much for this. It really helped me see the changes. I see the improvement, but it is slight. I think they have a way to go yet to correct this. I hope that with color sliders we can get more realistic skin tones. Some of those still look bizarre and totally unnatural.
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    SimmervilleSimmerville Posts: 11,795 Member
    If you guys zoom close enough you will see the pixels!!! Wondering how you play this game as you get that close. I don't mind that skin is not perfect, it adds personality ;)
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    friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 29,362 Member
    bixters wrote: »
    Catzilla wrote: »
    What are guys seeing? I see highlights and shadows that give depth and shape to the face but not blotchiness. Your sim in the picture is beautiful.

    For me, you have to zoom in a bit to see. There’s some weird spots, looks like the artists messed up in photoshop, or didn’t mix the pigment properly. It almost looks like they forgot to blend.

    i think they said their doing it in phases so this might just be phase one.
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    FlyingPotato659FlyingPotato659 Posts: 1,473 Member
    @FlyingPotato659 unfortunately that image does not help, because comparing two low-res images will show blotchiness by default.
    A comparison of uncompressed skin tones needs be done in hi-res or they shouldn’t tweet that nonsense at all.

    ETA: I do want to note that I don’t have a twitter account. I just click on the image. So what I’m seeing may not be what a Twitter user is seeing. 🤔

    I'm confused. What I shared was unclear but someone else shared a closer up image. It's helpful but there is still no difference?
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    SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 7,237 Member
    I did noticed that the grey skintones now look mousy grey & not the nice grey anymore.😭
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    IObelleIObelle Posts: 136 Member
    Will the slider work on unique skin tones as well? Like alien and the pale vampire skin tones.
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    logionlogion Posts: 4,791 Member
    edited October 2020
    @logion thanks for the clear comparison. All I can see is that the area surrounding the lips seems to be smoother in the latest update, but the reddish patches around the nose and brow are visible in both. Only when you go up real close.

    Good eye, I see the differences more clearly now. The mouth looks better from what I can see.
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    CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 4,576 Member
    @FlyingPotato659 unfortunately that image does not help, because comparing two low-res images will show blotchiness by default.
    A comparison of uncompressed skin tones needs be done in hi-res or they shouldn’t tweet that nonsense at all.

    ETA: I do want to note that I don’t have a twitter account. I just click on the image. So what I’m seeing may not be what a Twitter user is seeing. 🤔

    I'm confused. What I shared was unclear but someone else shared a closer up image. It's helpful but there is still no difference?

    I believe we are talking about two different things. The folks on Twitter shared that image to show that the actual skin tones are still the same, which is not really what this particular update was about. In this update the blotchiness was to be addressed. To be able to really compare before and afters they should have tweeted high res images of uncompressed skin tones, much like people in this thread did. That way one can make a fair comparison since there are indeed differences, albeit very minimal.

    All I’m saying is that this twitter person sharing low quality images of something that needs to be viewed in high quality is not very helpful. Even when we’re talking about subtle colour differences. At least they got their 1.4k likes. :D
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    izecsonizecson Posts: 2,875 Member
    logion wrote: »
    Pictures from my laptop (not updated)

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    Pictures from my PC (updated with Oct 6th patch)
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    you can right click these pictures and choose view image in most web browsers if you want to watch the full resolution.

    I dont see the differences, but I cant help but notice the skintone on the male have 2 different color, the entire faces vs the mouth area
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